Earlier this year, Anna Kozma and Stephanie Sampson attended a KHG Board meeting to fill us in on LAMP plans. It is going to be a very busy few years at LAX leading up to the Olympics.
Below is a follow up article that Tracy Thrower Conyers wrote for our most recent newsletter outlining all the exciting developments rolling out with LAMP.
Did you know that LAX is the fifth busiest airport in the world and the second busiest in the US? Representatives from the LAX Modernization Project (“LAMP”) joined us at a recent Board meeting to share details on LAMP’s roll-out.
The Automated People Mover (“APM”) is an electric train system on a 2.25 mile elevated guideway with six stations – three inside the terminal loop and three outside. LAX expects the the APM to be fully operational in 2023. Construction should be starting in Summer/Fall of this year. In addition to reducing traffic, the APM will also leverage cutting-edge sustainability practices to reduce the airport’s overall carbon footprint. Find renderings of this exciting project here.
The APM project is expected to cost $2B and create more than 2,200 construction jobs. Ride duration is 10 minutes end to end and frequency is expected to be every two minutes. The cost to ride is free.
Other components of the project include the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (“ITF-W”) scheduled to open in 2021, the Airport Metro Connector Station (AMC) scheduled to open in 2023, and the Consolidated Rental Car (ConRAC) facility, scheduled to open in 2023.
ITF-W will be a facility where passengers and employees can be dropped off or picked up outside the terminal area. The facility will include a 2.8M sq ft, 4-5 level parking structure with 7,700 public parking spaces, concessions and other amenities. The parking structure will also provide office space for the LAX Security and Badging Office. The parking structure is expected to open at the end of 2020.
The ConRAC facility will relocate over 20 existing rental car locations scattered around the airport into one location adjacent to the 405. The approximately 5.3M square foot facility will connect to the APM and feature 6,600 ready/return spaces, 10,000 idle vehicle storage spaces, 1,100 rental car employee spaces and “Quick Turn Around” facilities for car washing, fueling and light maintenance.
The Airport Metro Connector (AMC) Transit Station will be located near Aviation/96th and will include three at-grade Light Rail Transit platforms to be served by the Crenshaw/LAX Line and an extension of the Metro Green Line. There will also be a bus plaza, bike hub, pedestrian plaza and passenger vehicle pick-up and drop-off area. Read more about this exciting project here.
Read all the latest LAMP news here. You can subscribe for project updates on that same page.